Functional Skills Overview
Find out what support is available to help you deliver Pearson Edexcel Functional Skills.
Initial Assessment Tool
Our free Initial Assessment Tool (IAT) can help you decide which level of Functional Skills English or Mathematics a learner should study.
ResultsPlus for Functional Skills
Our free service that provides you with behind-the-grade insight into your learners peformance in our Functional Skills English and Mathematics exams.
ExamWizard for Functional Skills
Our free service creates tailored practice exam papers for use with your learners studying Functional Skills English and Mathematics papers.
Interactive scheme of work
Saving you time: planning made easy with our 5-week, 15-week or 30-week interactive scheme of work. We’ve created a new, digital interactive scheme of work for Functional Skills English and Mathematics, a fantastic free online planning tool.
Like a traditional scheme of work, our interactive scheme of work provides you with a guide for teaching the content for all levels, including a suggested teaching order, an idea of when to teach and how long to spend on each topic. However, where our interactive scheme of work differs is that it’s designed to be tailored to your preferred delivery model, allowing you to create a bespoke route through the Functional Skills courses.
Our new interactive schemes of work:
- provide a suggested teaching order, broken down into 1-hour lessons that you can combine to suit your timetable
- include delivery guidance, possible success criteria, common misconceptions and teaching prerequisites (prerequisites available for selected schemes only)
- work seamlessly with Pearson’s ActiveLearn digital teaching resources*: any published resources you subscribe to will be integrated into the interactive schemes of work, giving you easy access to these materials, all in one place.
*Pearson's paid-for resources, as well as resources from other publishers, are not a prerequisite for the delivery of Pearson Edexcel specifications.
Start using this free service straight away by registering for instant access.
Once registered, log in to ActiveLearn using your newly created username and password.
Log in and the interactive scheme of work will be available. Once in the ActiveLearn site, click on the Plan tab and select Scheme of Work. Then click on +Create new scheme and select Functional Skills Maths or Functional Skills English from the subjects drop down to start building your customised scheme of work.
We run a variety of training events to support you in delivering Functional Skills. Find out more and search available courses to book:
Our extensive range of free resources will help you plan and deliver Functional Skills, saving you valuable preparation time and making it easy to find the right material to inspire your learners.
For the complete range of free Functional Skills resources, go to the course materials page for your subject.
Resources available to purchase
Our ActiveLearn teaching and learning resources for Functional Skills offer a supportive and tailored experience for use in a classroom or workplace setting.
The topic-based content covers key areas within the new specifications and includes materials for Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2. We’ve identified the main problem areas that can hold learners back as well as new or challenging content in the reformed qualifications, so our resources will enable practitioners to work closely with learners to help them progress through difficult areas of the syllabus with confidence.